These composite images show Uranus auroras, which scientists caught glimpses of through the Hubble Space Telescope in 2011. The image was released on April 13, 2012. [Full Story]
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The Weird Tilt of Uranus
Credit: NASA and Erich Karkoschka, U. of Arizona
Uranus' tilt essentially has the planet orbiting the sun on its side, the axis of its spin is nearly pointing at the sun.
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Voyager 2 departs a crescent Uranus on January 25, 1986, here seen from a range of 600,000 miles.
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Uranus and Its Rings
Credit: Mike Brown/Caltech
An infrared shot of Uranus and its rings, taken by astronomer Mike Brown using the adaptive optics system at Hawaii's Keck Observatory.
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Uranus and Moon Miranda in Infrared Light
Credit: Mike Brown/Caltech
A view of Uranus in infrared light, captured by Hawaii's Keck Observatory. The moon Miranda is to the upper left of Uranus, and the moon Puck is a faint…Read More »
smudge to the upper right. The bright splotches on Uranus' disk are clouds. Less «
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New Images Reveal Clouds on Planet Uranus
Credit: Lawrence Sromovsky, UW-Madison
The two sides of the planet Uranus, as viewed in this composite image by the Keck II Telescope at near infrared wavelengths. The bright splotches are clouds.
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Credit: Karl Tate, SPACE.com
Take a glimpse inside Uranus in this SPACE.com infographic.
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Rare View Captured of Rings Around Uranus
This infrared image of Uranus from the W.M. Keck Observatory shows the rare ring-plane crossing in 2007 and is the first image of the unlit side of the…Read More »
rings of Uranus. The sun was expected to cross the ring plane of Uranus on December 7, 2007. Less «
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Uranus False-Color Image
False-color view of Uranus as seen by a Voyager spacecraft.
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Uranus Has a Dark Spot
Credit: NASA, ESA, L. Sromovsky and P. Fry / University of Wisconsin
Winds whirl and clouds churn 2 billion miles away in the atmosphere of Uranus, forming a dark vortex large enough to engulf two-thirds of the United States.
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Rare Uranian Eclipse Captured by Hubble
Credit: NASA, ESA, L. Sromovsky (University of Wisconsin, Madison), H. Hammel (Space Science Institute), and K. Rages (SETI)
A never-before-seen image of an astronomical alignment of a Uranian moon, Ariel, as it traverses the face of the giant gas planet.
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Planet Uranus Has Rare Blue Ring
A schematic view of the outer rings of Saturn (top) and Uranus (bottom).
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New Moons and Rings Found at Uranus
Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Showalter (SETI Institute)
These composite images from several observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal a pair of newly discovered rings encircling the planet Uranus.…Read More »
The left composite image is made from Hubble data taken in 2003. The new dusty rings are extremely faint and required long exposures to capture their image. The background speckle pattern is noise in the image. Less «
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Amazing Views of Jupiter and Uranus Thrill Skywatchers